Banks Peninsula residents love where they live.
95% of Banks Peninsula residents who responded said they enjoy living in their neighbourhood.
Residents were asked at the end of last year to fill out a short online survey about what they like and dislike about where they live, as part of the Christchurch City Council’s ongoing Life in Christchurch survey programme.
The main reasons given for why they like their neighbourhoods were because of the natural environment (77%), sense of community (68%) and feeling at home (43%).
96% of Banks Peninsula residents feel safe walking in their neighbourhood during the day, while 86% feel safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark.
The survey did highlight some areas for improvement, with 68% of respondents satisfied or very satisfied with the range of recreation, shopping and socialising opportunities in their neighbourhoods – lower than the 71% for all respondents city-wide.
In addition to asking people questions about their neighbourhood and their connections to their community, the survey also delved into accessibility issues and whether people have experienced, or witnessed discrimination.
10% of Banks Peninsula respondents said they had been discriminated against in the last 12 months – half of these saying it happened at work and a quarter said it was because of their race or ethnic group.